• Critics of the execution of the pro-choice campaign say they need to clarify what will happen if the Eighth Amendment is repealed.

    A law lecturer at NUI Galway says they if they don't, they risk losing undecided voters to the pro-life side.

    Larry Donnelly is warning that repeal campaigners have failed to outline why allowing abortion up to 12 weeks makes sense.

    He says the pro-choice side need to make a solid case as to why they deserve the Irish public's vote:

    Meanwhile ‘Together for Yes’ says women who travel a lonely journey to a clinic somewhere in the UK to have an abortion have no voice and are invisible.

    The group is campaigning to remove the Eighth Amendment.

    It says the difficulty of their personal experiences is compounded by the fact that what they're doing is unsupported and completely unregulated.

    Together for Yes Co-Director Orla O'Connor says these women need to be remembered.

    The Pro-Life Campaign's expressing delight that so many people turned out on the streets for yesterday's rally for life.

    It says it shows a momentous show of strength for the Eighth Amendment.

    The group says now's the time for politicians to stand up for the right to life.

    Spokesperson Cora Sherlock says they should make their views known if they believe in the 8th Amendment.

  • More than 30 journalism students at NUI Galway have been refunded their fees due to concerns over the quality of the course they were studying.

    According to today’s Irish Times, between 30 and 40 third- and fourth-year students on the undergraduate journalism programme have been refunded at a cost of more than €100,000 to the college.

    The refunds follow complaints from students over issues such as lack of access to work placements and poor communication from course leaders.

    The university’s complaints board upheld the complaints relating to the students’ third year and found the shortcomings “negatively impacted on the educational experience of students”.

    It added that there had been evidence of a “significant lack of leadership” and the shortcomings had been acknowledged by staff in the journalism course.

    The college has since appointed a new director of the course who, it said, would significantly enhance feedback and communication with students.

    Students involved in the course in recent days received letters confirming their fees would be refunded.


  • NUI Galway suffered a three point defeat to UCC in today's Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup semi final in Mallow.

    4-9 to 1-15 the final score with Kildare's Jack Robinson, Sligo's Nathan Mullen, Antrim's Owen Gallagher and the Galway contingent of Peter Cooke, Rob Finerty and Kieran Molloy all playing well for the beaten team.


  • Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup quarter-finals

    St Mary’s College 0-15 Maynooth University 0-13

    UCC 4-21 IT Carlow 0-5

    UCD 2-16 DCU 1-9

    NUI Galway 1-8 UU 1-7

  • Water charges went wrong because of how they were implemented rather than the idea, according to a new report.

    Researchers at NUI Galway have found there was a "serious disconnect" between the design and implementation.

    A conference is being held today to discuss how policies can be better introduced.

    Alan Ahearne, director of the Whittaker Institute at NUI Galway, says the local property tax model should have been followed.